While the bid process for Hay River and Fort Smith to host the 2018 Arctic Winter Games continues, not all clubs are entirely on board. “People are asking us what we think of hosting the games,” said Hay River Ski Club committee member Chuck Lirette. “But at this point, we don’t really know what we’re […]
It looks like no one will be running in the Relay for Life in Hay River this year. “As of the present time, it’s cancelled,” long-time event organizer Shari Burnstad told The Hub. The event, held every two years since 2008, with Fort Smith hosting the fundraiser for cancer research every other year, was scheduled […]
The ladies of Hay River laced up their skates for a weekend of hockey Feb. 14 through 16, with the local Blue team coming out victorious. Hay River contributed two teams to the pool, for a total of four with Yellowknife and Fort Smith each sending players. After three days of play, the Fort Smith […]
Hay River lost to a team from Yellowknife in overtime in the final of the Hay River Rusty Blades Tournament Feb. 2. The Northbest Packers scored with 2:53 left in overtime, ending the game 4-3. But despite the nail-biting ending to the tournament, its organizer said the whole weekend isn’t really about who wins […]
Dechinta promises a new approach to learning, uniquely grounded in northern traditions and melding Western academic goals with aboriginal values, but it is now trying something new. For the first time, Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning took its show on the road for a recruitment drive, stopping on the Hay River Reserve on […]
More hockey fans filled the stands on Sunday than for a seat-gripping final game this past Saturday. Having won game 16 against the Hay River Shockers, the Hay River Ptarmigan Huskies moved on to game 18 against Fort Providence. J.J. Hirst scored first against Fort Providence and Steve Rosendahl scored second tying the teams up.
The girls of the Hay River Figure Skating Club had some extra ice time and instruction this weekend. But it was a rare treat. The women’s hockey team cancelled their practice, offering an hour of extra ice time, and coach Linda Thompson was in from Fort Smith and was able to lead the pre-preliminary and […]
The weird weather this weekend didn’t prevent the territory’s avid slo-pitch players from competing in this year’s Coors tournament. After two team dropped out, 11 teams from across the North competed with strong winds, hot sun and thunder as their backdrop. A fast-approaching thunderstorm soaked teams on Sunday afternoon, and repeated showers on Monday hit […]
Residents in Fort Smith are preparing for a possible evacuation due to a forest fire burning about 90 kilometres outside of town. Highway 5 at the Fort Smith junction was closed twice this weekend due to fires in the nearby area – Friday evening and again on Sunday night. By Monday, the highway was open […]
Hosting their home tournament this past weekend, Hay River’s midget hockey team finished up in third after facing some tough competition. Hay River had a sluggish first game against Fort Smith, but came out on top. The team came together while playing the eventual tournament champions High Level, tying the game five each.